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Energy

Defining energy in context with environmental studies

Energy, in physics, is defined as the ability to do work, where work means moving or displacing something over a distance by applying force. Bicycle pedaling that translates muscle strength into the forward motion of the bicycle, flowing water that turns the shaft of a water wheel, and the electric force that moves electrons through a wire in an electric circuit are all examples of work. Energy can be transferred from one object to another.  ...

[Source: GALE in Context: Environmental Studies: Energy, April 29, 2022]

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